Santoiemma Named CUNYAC’s Assistant Director For Championships
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The City University of New York Athletic Conference has named Kim Santoiemma Assistant Director
for Championships, it was announced today by Executive Director Zak Ivkovic.
Santoiemma, who will be responsible for supervising all aspects of the CUNYAC’s 23 championships, has
worked in the CUNYAC office as the Sports Information and Championships Graduate Assistant for the past two
years. She joined the staff in August of 2002 after she was selected as the first recipient of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant Program.
“After two years of serving CUNYAC as a graduate assistant, Kim has proven her worth to our conference
office,” said CUNYAC Executive Director Zak Ivkovic. “Her attention to detail and hard work are second to
none and we are quite pleased to add her talents to our staff. We’re grateful for the opportunity the NCAA
presented us and the CUNYAC will benefit greatly from it.”
Santoiemma graduated from Lehman College in May 2002 with a B.A. in English with a specialization in
Creative Writing and a minor in Secondary Education. As a four-year starter for the Lightning women’s softball
team, Santoiemma ranked nationally in various statistical categories and was named team Rookie of the Year in
1998. Santoiemma also wrote for The Meridian, the Lehman College newspaper, where she was responsible for
covering all collegiate athletic events taking place on campus. Upon her hiring in 2002, Santoiemma attended a
NCAA seminar for its inaugural class for the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant Program.
The inaugural class consisted of nineteen female interns from four conferences and fifteen institutions across the
country, all within Division III athletics, and each have had various duties at their institutions from sports information
Santoiemma, 25, a life-long resident of New York City, resides in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx.